Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


The current tuition, fees, and charges are listed below.  The Student Accounts Office will send an e-mail notification to your Kettering e-mail approximately one month prior to the term when your official bill is ready to view in Banner Self Service. All tuition and fees are due by the beginning of each academic term and all financial aid arrangements must be made by the end of the first day of classes.

We have teamed with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to enable you to pay your education expenses through an online payment site - NBS Payments. NBS gives you the option of making a single payment or to sign up for a payment plan. Payments are processed via direct debit from a bank account or credit card. Please visit NBS Payments for more information.

A $300 late fee will be added to accounts which have not been paid in full by 4:00 p.m. fourth week Friday of each academic term. Financial aid is available for students with a demonstrated need; sources of aid are discussed in the Financial Aid section of this catalog. NOTE: International Students - Payment in full of the total balance due must be made by 4:00 p.m. third week Friday of each academic term. Students who do not comply with this policy will be dropped and separated from the university. The separated students' via program will be terminated in SEVIS by fourth week Wednesday.


For purposes of determining financial aid, a full academic load at Kettering University is considered to be 15 credit hours. Kettering University has a fixed rate tuition and fee plan for full-time students that began with the 2012-2013 academic year. Simply put, Kettering students and their parents will be able to rely upon the tuition rate at the University remaining level for the remainder of each student’s full-time study at Kettering. And the tuition rate is inclusive of all tuition-related University fees.

Our reason for “fixing” tuition was simple – to take away the guesswork involved in college costs. The Kettering fixed tuition plan means that college costs for the entire program are predictable. Rather than giving you a quick one year peek at college costs, we give to you the complete picture. While other universities will no doubt raise tuition every year – creating significant cost increases over the time to a degree – at Kettering those costs will remain stable.

Simultaneously, we are affirming our commitment to providing superb undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business with a rigorous experiential education component. All of us at the University are dedicated to ensuring that every element of your education here is rooted in excellence – whether that be in the classroom, the laboratories, or on the playing fields and in the gym.

The following provides you with a listing of all fees and tuition rates which will be in effect at Kettering University during the 2016-17 school year, which runs from July 2016 through June 2017:

Tuition Rates

Full-time, 15-22 credit hours, per term

Entering Class 2016-2017$19,895
Returning Students 2015-2016$19,215
Returning Students 2014-2015$18,490
Returning Students 2013-2014$17,800
Returning Students 2012-2013 and Prior$16,973

Part-time, less than 15 credit hours, or overload in excess of 22 credit hours, per credit hour

Entering Class 2016-2017$1,327
Returning Students 2015-2016$1,281
Returning Students 2014-2015$1,233
Returning Students 2013-2014$1.187
Returning Students 2012-2013 and Prior$1,132

Room and Board

Room Rate

Entering Class 2016-2017$2,370
Returning Students 2015-2016, and Prior, per term$1,800
Board Rate (meal plan), per term$1,520


Exchange Student Enrollment, per term$250
NSF Check Processing Fee$25
Student ID Card Replacement Fee$10
Student Health Insurance, per year1$1,121
Late Payment Fee$300
Enrollment Deposit$300

The University requires students to submit proof of health insurance each academic year, or to purchase Kettering’s Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan.

Refund Rates

Tuition, Room & Board, and Fees

The following schedule of tuition and room and board refunds applies for students who separate from Kettering University before the end of an academic term.  These percentages also apply to those taking individual courses when dropping classes reduces their total credit hours to part-time status (less than 15 credits), or from overload to full-time status (15-22 credits).

First Week100%
Second Week75%
Third Week50%
Fourth Week25%
Fifth Week0%

Refund rates are calculated through Friday of fourth week.

Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable after May 1.